Ho PARAMETER FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF CONVENTIONAL BREAKWATER STRUCTURAL HEAD. DATA ANALYSIS OF SPANISH NORTH COAST HARBOURS

Vicente Negro Valdecantos, Ovidio Varela Carnero

Abstract


The determination of the response of a Coastal Structures to waves is almost determined by model tests of using formulae fitted to model data. Using results of Aalborg University, 1987- 88, and Collecting Spanish data from the North Coast, 1988, we approach for preliminary design the dimensionless wave height parameter, H0, Van der Meer, 1988 for conventional breakwater, structural head, and start of damage and collapse of the structure. The effect of wave length, storm duration, and the influence of the breakwater geometry, interlocking blocks and water depth will be include in the future for better calibration of Van der Meer parameter.

Keywords


Spain; preliminary design; breakwater; breakwater head

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